This old girl has not been run for years. Adam put the engine in a few months back, but has not had a chance to deal with the ignition until this week. We’re expecting some problems.
A few months after getting an oil change, this customer started seeing a “oil level too high” message.
The engine in this car was originally designed for the C-Coupe from the early 2000s. That was a port-injected, naturally aspirated affair. Now they’ve bolted on a vacuum pump to one cam, a high pressure fuel pump to the other cam, beefed up the timing chain to more than twice its original strength, and put a turbo on it.
Adam (pictured above) rebuilt this engine 500 miles ago, and now it’s back for a valve adjustment.
What do you do when you’re removing a glow plug in your Sprinter and the darn thing breaks off because it’s seized in the cylinder head? This happens as often as it doesn’t.
Here’s something you really don’t see every day. A fragment of steel from the flex plate flew off while the engine was running, and tore into the crankshaft position sensor.
Just in for scheduled maintenance, there’s nothing wrong with this car, in any way, shape or form. New Pirellis will be installed before she leaves our shop.
I love this Anthracite Brown. Not to be a hater, but Porsche’s Cognac Brown is a bit much, like blackstrap molasses when you could have used Vermont maple syrup.
Porsche billed this car as a two-seater, but it’s more of a 1+1. The passenger seat is barely a real seat.
Production of this flat-6 version was limited to somewhere between 2800 to 3500; there are differing versions according to available Porsche numbers and unofficial sources. Either way, there aren’t many of them now, anywhere.
This rather lengthy video will not be for everyone, unless they’re really interested in belt pulleys.
Old, spent belt pulleys can appear to be ok, even when they’re ready to give up the ghost.